Local History Month TODAY - Wed 26th May


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Wednesday 26 May

9am to 4pm – Globe Theatre salvage treasures

A exhibition display of items and material salvaged during the restoration and refurbishment of the Globe Theatre. Items on display include posters and programmes which will evoke memories of the Globe as a cinema and music venue at the heart of Stockton, showing blockbuster films and attracting star names from the world of showbusiness.

Location: Fountain Court Enterprise Arcade, High Street, Stockton on Tees

10am to 11am – Picture Stockton archive

Join Stockton Libraries in their weekly session in which they share photographs from the Picture Stockton collection and prompt memories of times past.

Get involved: visit the Local and Family History Group Facebook group

10am – Teesside Archives Blog

Teesside Archives take their weekly delve into their collections and consider what documents and artefacts from our past can reveal about people, events, and places.

Get involved: visit the Teesside Archives blog

2pm to 3pm – Two villages in North Stockton

Martin Peagam delves into the intriguing origins of two estates Roseworth and Hardwick – and finds that they were inspired by a vision of creating two villages similar to Hartburn and Norton.

Book: for more information and to book, visit the Cleveland & Teesside Local History Society website

7pm – Want to write historical fiction? Find out what it takes…

Gillie Hatton of Sixth Element Publishing talks to award-winning historical romance author Christine King about 19th century smuggling along the North-East coast.

Get involved: watch the Christine King interview